Robert Collins is a freelance journalist based in London. Since 2000 he's been Features Editor of Playmusic magazine, edited the musicians' sections of NME and Melody Maker, and has contributed to The Sunday Times, Globe&Mail;, The Toronto Star, thelondonpaper, Ryanair Magazine, FourFourTwo, Sleaze Nation and many others. He earned his degree in American Studies at the University of Manchester, where he developed his exacting standards for chicken kebabs, and the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, where he learnt the finer points of the pick and roll. Robert writes about global sports culture in his column, Sticky Wickets. Before you ask, his favourite sports moment of all time is the Second Test between The British & Irish Lions and South Africa in 1997. He cannot dunk and has never even come close.
Pastures of Plenty: An Interview with Fields | 4 Nov 2007 // 2:59 PM
It’s the quiet ones you have to watch out for. Fields are proving that on a daily basis.
Life of Ryan: An Interview with the Cribs | 21 Oct 2007 // 4:59 PM
The Cribs made a name for themselves as brash, belligerent punks, but they’ve cemented their place in the rock world with their music -- an intelligent, resolutely British take on power pop that’s actually done better across the pond than in Britain.
The 2008 Stickies | 11 Jan 2009 // 1:59 PM
To celebrate the past 12 months of infuriating and entrancing sports culture, PopMatters proudly presents the Sticky Wickets Awards for the best and worst in Global Sports.
The Thinking Voice of the NFL: A Conversation with Mike Carlson | 14 Dec 2008 // 1:59 PM
"If I was doing the same thing in the States, I’d probably be getting lot more criticism, not only from the fans but also from the people themselves."